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Should I remove WinRAR 32-bit?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,293
United States Rank #2,644
Reach 0.5314%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.96 days
618.44 days >
Average installed length: 324.94 days


4.11.0 100.00%

WinRAR 4.11 32-bit

What is WinRAR 32-bit?

WinRAR is a shareware file archiver and data compression utility. It is one of the few applications that is able to create RAR archives natively, because the encoding method is held to be proprietary. Complete support for RAR (WinRAR native conversion format) and ZIP archives, and unpacking of ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, ACE, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, EXE, 7z, and Z archives. Optional archive encryption using AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) with a 128-bit key. Data redundancy is provided via recovery records and recovery volumes, allowing reconstruction of damaged archives. The ability to create self-extracting and multi-volume (split) archives. Since version 4.10 WinRAR removes all ZIP limitations now allowing unlimited number of files and archive size. WinRAR now also allows to create multivolume ZIP files. ZIP archives now include Unicode file names.

About  (from win.rar GmbH)

WinRAR is a 32-bit Window version of RAR Archiver, the powerful archiver and archive manager. WinRAR's main features are very strong general and multimedia compression, solid compression, archive protection from damage, processing of ZIP and other non-RAR archives, scanning archives for viruses, programmable self-extra...  Read more

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.rarlab.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinRAR\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WinRAR\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinRAR 4.11 32-bit

Program executable:winrar.exe
WinRAR archiver
Path:C:\Program Files\winrar\winrar.exe
WinRAR is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format.
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe (by RapidRisers 2012) - WinRAR Corporate (Uninstall WinRAR)
  • rarlng.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - WinRAR-SKY (WinRAR archivátor)
  • Rar.exe (by Alexander Roshal) - WinRAR (Command line RAR)
  • RarExt.dll - WinRAR shell extension
  • RarExt64.dll
  • UnRAR.exe
  • RarExtLoader.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • RarExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinRAR32' with a class of {B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}.
  • RarExt64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinRAR' with a class of {B41DB860-64E4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • WinRAR.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FDFC2FB1-4D09-4265-99CD-251B93A39034}' (runs on registration).
  • Uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{458CC297-ADAC-4CF4-B2A2-BA817B4A6D84}' (runs on registration).
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • WinRAR.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe'.
  • UnRAR.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinRAR\UnRAR.exe'.
  • Rar.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinRAR\Rar.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.41 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0271479483%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01770178%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00944617%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.24 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:681 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove WinRAR 32-bit?

You can uninstall WinRAR 32-bit from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program WinRAR 4.11 (32-bit), click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove WinRAR 32-bit.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.53%
Windows XP 11.34%
Windows 10 9.54%
Windows Vista 4.58%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.44%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.82%
Windows 7 Professional 12.43%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.28%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.27%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.58%
  Brazil 7.23%
  France 6.21%
  Germany 4.62%
  Italy 3.46%
  Iran 3.35%
  United Kingdom 3.22%
  India 3.12%
  MA 3.01%
  Romania 2.20%
  Spain 2.16%
  Mexico 2.06%
  Canada 1.97%
  DZ 1.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.14%
Dell 19.97%
Acer 19.65%
ASUS 8.60%
Toshiba 5.35%
Samsung 4.68%
Lenovo 3.34%
American Megatrends 1.72%
Intel 1.66%
Sahara 0.95%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.35%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.03%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.35%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.13%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.29%

About win.rar GmbH

Alexander Roshal's WinRAR is a file archiver and data compression utility and is available as a shareware for most Wndows versions.
Publisher URL: www.ralabs.com


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